From 9:30 to 12:45
To share practical tools and methodological precepts
to strengthen the ability to provide transparent information in line with what
is required by the Lisbon Convention on the recognition of qualifications, and
also to support the different players involved in recognition processes in
facing the challenges posed by the COVID-19 emergency.
Providing adequate, precise and updated
information on recognition is one of the central themes of the Lisbon
Convention on the recognition of qualifications. The ability to convey
information in a transparent and accurate way on the study courses offered and
on the qualifications issued is also an essential element to provide students
and those who, in various capacities, are involved in the process of
recognition of qualifications, the necessary elements to understand the new
scenarios that are developing in the context of the COVID-19 emergency.
In order for the quantity and quality of
information to be circulated to allow the international qualifications recognition
system to function efficiently and effectively, it is necessary to have an
updated picture of how the different players are working to ensure the
dissemination of information in line with the Lisbon Convention and in light of
the new challenges posed by the pandemic, but also to understand the best use of
the tools and language of digital communication online and through social media.
The seminar, thanks to the presence of
experts on the subject from different sectors involved in the issue of
recognition of qualifications and information provision, provides moments of elaboration
and discussion on the importance of information on recognition for higher
education institutions and on how to use different communication tools for the evaluation
In addition, the institutions present will have
the opportunity to exchange ideas on the topic of how to offer information on
recognition, both in the admission and in the award of qualifications phases,
and will share their input for the creation of a Vademecum of higher
education institutions to provide relevant, accurate and updated information.
To further deepen the issues addressed, material
for practical exercises on social media and a map of the main resources and
sources of information at international level on the effects of COVID-19 on
higher education and on the recognition of qualifications will be shared with
the participants after the seminar.
The seminar is free of charge and open to all
those involved in the recognition of qualifications, and in particular
to staff from higher education institutions, staff from ENIC-NARIC
centres, and experts of the Bologna process. The working language is English.
The first part of the seminar will be dedicated
to the presentation of the role of higher education institutions in offering
relevant, accurate and updated information within the framework of the Lisbon
Convention and in the light of the COVID-19 emergency. The topic will be
addressed “collectively”: experts in the subject matter from different sectors
will exchange views to illustrate different perspectives on the topic.
Discussion on the role of information both
during admission to courses and the award of qualifications will follow. Both
sessions include moments of comparison to answer questions and collect input
from participants. The aim is to improve the ability to communicate through
websites and social networks and to jointly define a vademecum for higher
To participate in the seminar, it is
necessary to complete the registration form available at the following link: https://forms.gle/TEYviTWmvJ6WRMeT9 by June 12th, 2020.
For further information, kindly contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.